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Trump Holds Phone Call with Australian Prime Minister

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Last Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull discussed a refugee resettlement deal organized by the Obama Administration (Reuters). According to senior U.S. officials, during the 25-minute call, Trump told Turnbull this is “the worst deal ever” (Washington Post). Trump also allegedly accused the Australian government of trying to send the […]

Latin American Journalists Describe ‘Trumpismo’

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Although Donald Trump’s campaign style is new to the American political landscape, such approaches to politics are much more familiar to those in Latin America (Wall Street Journal). Media outlets in Latin America have been trying to explain the rise of Donald Trump in the United States to their local audiences by drawing comparisons between […]

Peru Oil Spill

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Two rivers in Peru have been polluted by an oil spill in the Amazonian region due to a rupture in a state-owned pipeline (BBC). It is estimated that more than eight indigenous communities rely on these rivers for drinking water (BBC). The rupture has leaked 3,000 barrels into the rivers and has halted the movement […]

Confirmed Transmission of Zika Virus from Blood Transfusion in Brazil

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Brazilian heath authorities have confirmed two cases of the Zika virus being transmitted through blood transfusions. Both cases occurred in early 2015, the first being a man with gunshot wounds and the other being a liver transplant recipient (WSJ). Both were treated in Campinas, a city near Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil (Reuters). […]